Monday, June 13, 2011

Money around the world

There are 186 currencies around the globe. I will try and get them all. If i happen to miss one, help a girl out :).

#1 an easy one to start with. what country is this from? your correct its from Canada. Even though there is a huge hint, its written on the dollar bill. Every bill is a different color.
$10 - pinkish color
$5 - blue
$2 - red (although we no longer have two dollar bills but i have seen and held one so they did exist)
$50 - red
$100 - brown

Americans are always intrigued seeing our money and the many colors our bills come in. And our Loonie ($1) and our Toonie ($2).

#2. Another easy bill to recognize. American! Now it is a little harder to determine which bill is which because $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 are all green so becareful when you are tipping a taxi or at a restaurant that you are giving $10 not $100.

Here is another interesting fact - United States had produced a "Loonie" but the americans did not like it as it caused more change to be held in their pocket.

#3. Argentina Peso.
Before 1826 the Peso was a name often used for the silver spanish eight-real coin. And at this time Argentina began issuing its own coins. As the 1-Peso coin replaced the $1-Peso bill in 1994 (and the $1-Peso Bill is not currently in use).

$2 - light blue
$5 - green
$10 - Brown
$20 - red
$50 - Black
$100 - Violet
#4. Euros
sole currency of 17 EU member states
(Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Solvenia and Spain.)

coins - $2, $1, 50c, 20c, 10c, 5c

notes - $500 (violet), $100 (green), $200 (yellow), $50 (orange), $20 (blue), $10 (red), $5 (gray).

Interesting fact - their $100 and $50 euro does not fit into North American Wallets. My father had to fold it in half so it would not hang out and rip. Then while we were in Naples having lunch at my second cousins place, my father compared his wallet to Ghetto's wallet and Ghetto's was bigger to fit the $100 euros.
Stay Tuned.

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